Inadequately guarded machinery is one of the most common causes of severe injuries in the workplace. Do you need to start a Doncaster workplace injury compensation claim? If so, the online services that our personal injury law firm Accident Advice Helpline provides are yours to command. We are here to help anyone in the UK with workplace injury compensation claims.
49-year-old worker suffers life-threatening injuries
A 49-year-old maintenance engineer suffered a life-threatening and life changing injury at a well-known food manufacturing company in Norfolk. He was servicing a potato peeling machine at the time. He accidentally dropped a bolt which fell into the slurry pump beneath the peeler. Before commencing the service operation, the engineer had isolated the potato peeling machine from its power supply. What he failed to realise was that the slurry pump was actually a totally separate machine. As he put his hand into the pump, it activated and severed off his hand.
When the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) investigated the incident, they found that the grate of the slurry pump had been removed. It had in actual fact been missing for some period of time. The absence of this grate allowed the service engineer to reach inside of the pump. This was fortunate for the engineer who was hurt.
Following the horrendous accident, the injury victim was rushed to hospital. He remained there for two weeks. He endured eight separate operations on the remaining stump of his arm. The man is now unable to drive. He can no longer carry out many of the day-to-day activities that he used to. The horrific injury has changed his life forever.
At the hearing, the film company entered a guilty plea for breaching Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. As a consequence of this, they were fined £50,000. They were also instructed to pay costs of a further £9,661. This meant that the engineer was duly compensated for his injuries and suffering.
Finding out about the compensation for your Doncaster workplace injury compensation
To find out how much compensation you could be awarded for your Doncaster workplace injury compensation claim, go to the Accident Advice Helpline website. There you can use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. It will advise you how much you might be awarded for the basic injury itself. This will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time, so it’s well worth doing.
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Before you commit to using Accident Advice Helpline’s services, you can find out more about us by either visiting our website, or chatting to a member of our customer service team. If you prefer to talk person-to-person, it’s best to use the toll-free helpline service that we provide. Our advisers are friendly and highly knowledgeable on the topic of personal injury claims.
To access the helpline, simply dial 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If you do decide to use our services, rest assured you’ll be in safe hands. Accident Advice Helpline comes highly recommended by national treasure and consumer advocate, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: 1st November 2014